In his landmark book The Art of Time Travel, eminent historian and award-winning author Tom Griffiths explores the craft of discipline and imagination that is history. Through portraits of 14 historians, including Inga Clendinnen, Judith Wright, Geoffrey Blainey and Henry Reynolds, he traces how a body of work is formed out of a life-long dialogue between past evidence and present experience. Join Tom for a passionate conversation and fresh insights into the history of Australia, and a renewed sense of the historian’s craft.
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Tom Griffiths (Australian)
Tom Griffiths AO is a historian whose books and essays have won prizes in history, science, literature, politics and journalism including the Douglas Stewart Prize, the Eureka Science Book Prize and the Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History. He is the author of Hunters and Collectors, Forests of Ash, and Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica. His new book is The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft.